Applications and Deadlines

Applications are for fall semester admission only; there are no spring semester admissions.

Apply by July 15 through the SOPHAS application and pay the $50 UB application fee in addition to the SOPHAS fee (international students apply by April 1):

  • MPH program
  • MPH portion of the MD/MPH combined program

Apply by April 1 through the SOPHAS Express application and pay the $50 UB application fee in addition to the SOPHAS Express fee:

  • MPH program for eligible current UB students enrolled in UB's graduate public health certificate

Apply by January 15 to the BS-Public Health/MPH program for current eligible UB public health students only through the BS/MPH application.


  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above
  • GRE is not required, but highly recommended for applicants without at least three semesters of calculus. If submitting GRE, the minimum GRE scores in the 50th percentile for each category.
  • Additional courses in mathematics if you do not have at least three semesters of successful coursework in calculus. Prior coursework in advanced calculus and statistics is desirable, but not essential. Also highly recommended are:
    • One general biology course
    • One health related science course (e.g., nutrition, anatomy, microbiology, or physiology)
    • One year of college level chemistry
    • Two courses in behavioral sciences, including a course in sociology or social psychology, and a course in subjects such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science or economics
    • A basic computing course

Questions? Contact Us.

Contact Noreen McGuire, academic program coordinator, at or (716) 829-6142.

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